March 20th, 2017

[podcast] All In for Jesus with Pat Gohn #063

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This week, I share a survival tale from the terrific snowstorm we endured in the northeast this past week, and then we talk with Pat Gohn. Pat is an author, editor, and catechist whose most recent book is All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. Pat shares her own struggles and triumphs of faith and her personal experiences as they relate to being Catholic and STAYING Catholic. She shares from the heart with a depth of knowledge about the Church and the Catechism that will inspire you.

Pat Gohn’s website
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Catechist magazine

This week we also have lots of feedback on last week’s topic of NFP. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic.

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The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing his unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

On March 25, I’ll be in Geneseo IL for the You’re Worth It! Retreat. Hope to see you there!

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March 13th, 2017

[podcast] Real Talk About NFP #062

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This week we are getting real about Natural Family Planning.

If you are unfamiliar with NFP, here are some basic resources for you:

Catholic Teaching on Love and Sexuality
On Birth Control, from Catholic Answers
Helpful Links to some different resources/methods of NFP

Here is a link to the column I wrote for Crisis on the topic of NFP a few years ago:

5 Ways I Don’t Love Natural Family Planning

My main points, which I discuss in this week’s show, are:

1) NFP does not work well for everyone.
2) NFP is not mandatory.
3) Have we no shame?
4) It’s only information.
5) Temperament matters.

Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic!

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March 6th, 2017

[podcast] Big Family Finances with Sam Fatzinger #061

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This week I’m sharing wonderful conversation I had with Sam Fatzinger, a mom of 13 who is “famous” for her family’s approach to debt-free living.

Check out some of the media coverage of Sam’s family:

‘Our simple life’: Meet the couple who earn $110,000 a year and have THIRTEEN kids – all with college funds – but have never owed a cent in debt

How one family is sending 13 kids to college, living debt free — and still plans to retire early

Sam shares beautifully about her family’s journey to financial freedom and some of the sacrifices they have made along the way, as well as many of the joys they find in living a counter-cultural, simple life. Her down to earth approach and great sense of humor will inspire you!

Check out Sam’s blog here: Thy Will Be Done

CatholicTV
Also in this week’s show, I shared about my trip to CatholicTV and the spot I did on This Is the Day. Here is the link to the video of that interview.

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February 27th, 2017

[podcast] Getting Past Perfect with Kate Wicker #060

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This week I’m sharing an inspiring conversation I had with the awesome Kate Wicker, author of the newly-published Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood.

Kate shares beautifully about her own struggles in motherhood, along with what ultimately inspired her to write this important book. Tune in and let us know what you think!

Kate’s website
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In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

Thank you to listeners Laura, Melissa G., and Aliza for sharing their thoughts with us this week as well. I love hearing from you!

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February 20th, 2017

[podcast] Banish the Winter Blues #059

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This week we are talking about the winter blues and some simple ways to combat the feeling of BLAHHHHHHH this time of year. We talked about this in episode #008 last year, and I recap some of those ideas as well as share 5 new ones:

1) Celebrate something.
2) Be deliberately grateful.
3) Fake it till you make it.
4) Move your body.
5) Challenge yourself.

I share more ideas and suggestions for each of these, as well as some examples from my own life. I hope you will share your ideas with me too. I love hearing from you!

In this week’s show, I also share some girlie-girlness, talking about some nail health and beauty tips. Here are the links I promised for that:

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen supplement

UV lamp/nail dryer (for gel polish)

Gelish nail polish starter kit (everything you need to get started, besides the lamp is included here!)

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

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February 13th, 2017

[podcast] Make Your Husband a Better Father #058

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This week we are talking about some simple ways to help and support your husband in his fatherhood. We all want our husbands to be the best dads they can be, right? We all want what’s best for our children, right? Well, let’s consider some small steps we can take to encourage our husbands in the important part of their lives.

The ideas I share are based on this blog post and are as follows:

1) Take notice
2) Respect his authority
3) Criticize carefully
4) Give him a break

Send me your thoughts, ideas, and struggles with regard to supporting your husband in his fatherhood. I love hearing from you and I would love to have your feedback to share on a future episode of Girlfriends.

Also mentioned in this week’s show is the You’re Worth It! day retreat for women. For more information about how to bring me and the encouraging, empowering, inspiring day to the women of your community, please check out my retreat page and let’s connect!

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

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February 6th, 2017

[podcast] Practicing Generosity in Marriage #057

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This week we are talking about marriage. HELP! Marriage is hard!

Seriously, the topic of practicing generosity in marriage is an important and a timely one, because every one of us who is married is called to holiness inside of our marriage, and that is not going to be an easy thing.

We all have times in marriage where things go great and it’s easy to get along, but all also experience tougher times when it’s hard to keep going, and where commitment and love become a choice — and a HARD one at that!

I share some of my own less-than-stellar experiences and behaviors inside of my own marriage. I have more often than I like to admit chosen to be selfish and prideful in place of practicing generosity in marriage. It’s important that we be honest with one another about the challenges of marriage, because they are real, but it is equally important that we call on one another to be better and to live up to our commitment in marriage, even through the tough times. Join me in talking about this and share your feedback.

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January 30th, 2017

[podcast] What the heck is self-care anyway? #056

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This week we are talking the importance of self-care, but first and foremost, WHAT IS IT? What does it mean? How do you do it? What are some easy ways we can practiced better care for ourselves? Some of the points I discuss:

1. Self-care should not be a once-in-a-while BIG thing. It should be small habits that you build into your everyday routines.

2. SLEEP is so important, and most of us could be doing better about getting proper rest.

3. It’s important to practice good “emotional hygiene.” I explain what I mean by that with some ideas about how you can focus on improving in this area too.

4. We need to let go of “busy” as a badge. the best and most effective workers are not those that are “on” 24/7 and constantly stressed. The best and most effective workers (at home or in the workplace) are those who balance their work with downtime.

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